Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando further remanded

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando have been ordered to be further remanded till 9 July.

Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday.

Jayasundara had been issued notice to appear before the CID yesterday to record a statement over the Easter Sunday attacks.

However he fell ill and was admitted to the Police Hospital.

CID officers visited the hospital and questioned him and later arrested him.

Jayasundara had been sent on compulsory leave after the Easter Sunday attacks.

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department at the Colombo National Hospital.

Fernando was admitted to the Intensive-Care Unit (ICU) of the Cardiology Unit at the Colombo National Hospital yesterday.

Fernando, who was Defence Secretary during the April attacks, was also ordered to appear before the CID to record a statement but instead he got himself admitted in hospital.

Jayasundara and former Fernando have been named as suspects in the Easter Sunday attacks.

Attorney General Dappula De Livera had earlier directed Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne to produce Jayasundara and Fernando in court over criminal negligence related to the Easter Sunday attacks.

Jayasundara and Fernando had reportedly received intelligence reports of the April attacks but had not acted on it resulting in over 250 people being killed. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Change of Name: Dappula Livera to Dappula De Silva, Dappula Peris , Dappula Balasooriya, Dappula Weerawansa, Dappula Gonmanpila or even Dappula Rajapassa??????


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